Sally Hirsch ELA Basel's Director welcomes students

Visit ELA Basel

Book your personal tour

If you would like to book a personal tour, click on the button below to choose a date and time that suit you and your family. Our Director and Head of Early Years will be delighted to show you around, introduce you to our staff, explain our approach to education and show you everything that makes ELA Basel special. 

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Do you require further assistance?

If you require any further information about admissions or our application process, please do not hesitate to get in contact, and a member of our Admissions Team will respond to you as soon as possible. Please note that there is also an FAQ page available on our website.

There are several ways to get in touch. Telephone enquiries can be made during school opening hours (8.00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday, excluding holidays). You may also contact us via email, or by using the online Enquiry form below.


(for enquiries not related to admissions, please contact or go to the contact us page

Telephone: +41 61 313 05 80
Early Years  ELA Basel, Gartenstrasse 93, 4052, Basel, Switzerland

ELA Basel, St. Alban-Vorstadt 32, 4052, Basel


To get to ELA Basel, follow the directions on Our Locations page or click on the links above.

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Virtual Tour

We look forward to seeing you in person, in the meantime take a virtual tour of our school.


At an english kita in switzerland, a baby is cared for by two faculty

"ELA Basel is like a 'home away from home' for my two children in Early Years. It makes all the difference to our family knowing how much care and attention each child receives in a safe, secure and nurturing setting"

Early Years Family

A young girl colors in a classroom at a private english school in switzerland

"I would like to repeat again that the teachers did an amazing job during the school closure, the best they could in the situation. Both my kids have been able to go through this with a smile. Thank you!"

Year 4 Parent

Three children sit on the floor of a classroom at a english independent school in switzerland reading

"I’m an Early Years parent and think that ELA Basel’s level of communication and responsiveness has been outstanding. I appreciate the helpfulness of the home lesson plans, but nothing can replace the social and intellectual stimulation my child is getting at ELA Basel. Thank you to all of the staff for their continued support during the lockdown."

Early Years Parent

Two kids laugh over an ipad in a classroom at a english language school near basel land

"I’m impressed by how quickly ELA Basel staff worked to immediately continue learning during these difficult times of the pandemic. We have friends back home in the US whose children received no online/home learning for over a month while the schools navigated how to continue. I’m very grateful for the school and teachers hard, dedicated work to continue teaching my children. Thank you!"

Year 3 Parent

A boy participates in an art project at a lower primary programme in basel switzerland

"My children truly loved their time at ELA Basel which is a truly caring school. We are very grateful that we found your school and our children had the opportunity to learn at ELA Basel."

Year 5 Family

Children color in a classroom at an english international school in basel

"We've had nothing but a pleasureable experience during our time at ELA Basel. It's a wonderful school with excellent leadership. Not to mention the teachers were of the highest quality with small class sizes. ELA Basel is a special place that is doing wonderful things. Keep it up!"

Year 7 family

Primary child outside on a wooden playgroun apparatus

"Dear ELA Basel Team - You did a fantastic job in these difficult times. Thank you for taking care of every minute detail and providing a safe environment for our kids!"

Year 1 Family